101 Superfoods That Stop Your Joint Pain & Inflammation —
There is an invisible civil war raging inside the body of millions of Americans that can go undetected for years. It’s called, chronic inflammation and has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine with the title, “Secret Killer”.
Chronic inflammation, however, harms rather than heals, because the immune system attack never stops. It’s like being shot by “friendly fire” during a perpetual war raging inside the body, says Dr. Schauer.
Picture a sneak attack on your joints and blood vessels causing tender, throbbing, hotspots that are wreaking havoc on the areas of your body that were once pain free.
According to Yahoo Health many scientists now believe that most chronic diseases that we fear most including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s are all caused by chronic inflammation.
Poor dietary choices over stimulate the immune system and cause chronic inflammatory responses that deteriorate the body’s overall health, limiting mobility and contributing to painful joints.
There are however, steps you can take today to reduce the likelihood that you’ll suffer from chronic joint inflammation and pain. Getting started is as easy as incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. Fortunately, the list of foods that fight the effects of chronic inflammation is long—and tasty.
Not surprisingly, these are foods that are rich in immune boosting vitamins, antioxidants, flavonoids, phytonutrients, minerals, proteins, healthy fats or complex carbs.
Here are the Top 3 picks from our new publication, 101 Superfoods that Stop Your Joint Pain & Inflammation.
Green Tea is one of the world’s most popular beverages. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body, including improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and inflammation-fighting properties.
Green tea is also the least processed of all the predominant types of tea: green, black and oolong. (page 40)
A 2009 study found that bioactive compounds in pistachio, and molecules present in pistachios, have anti-inflammatory properties.
Pistachio oil decreases levels of an inflammatory marker known as “lift-2.” Pistachios are nutrient dense and provide protein, fiber micronutrients, plant sterols, gamma-tocopherol and other phytochemical compounds, including flavanoids and phenolic compounds. Overall, they are an excellent weapon in the war against chronic “joint” inflammation. (page 36)
The Kiwifruit is a small fruit approximately 3 inches long and weighing about four ounces. Kiwi provides your daily intake of antioxidants such as polyphenols and carotenoids which help fight damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals.
Kiwifruit is also known to assist in wading off the effects of stress, joint inflammation and attack from viruses and bacteria. (page 29)
Eating the three foods from this article is a great way to start reversing the damage that has been done and jump start your health and immune system.
Luckily there are many great tasting foods that contain anti-inflammatory properties, which is exactly why we went ahead and published a resource guide called, 101 Superfoods that Stop Your Joint Pain & Inflammation.